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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Lee Strasberg
RLIN number: NXCP88-A126
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Austria; immigration to United States; amateur theatrical experiences; influence of Constantin Stanislavsky and others on career; early professional acting; founding of Group Theater with Cheryl Crawford and Harold Clurman; role as director, productions, decision to leave Group Theater; inefficiency of American theater, comparison with British theater.
Extent: Transcript: 142 leaves, Tape: 3 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Strasberg, Lee, 1901-1982
Speaker date of birth: 1901
Speaker occupation: Theatrical producer director
Age at speaking: 79
Document date: 1980
Interviewer: Jessup, Frederick Peterson
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Acting; Oral history; Theater--Production and direction
Topics discussed - Other terms: Stanislavsky method; Stanislavsky, Constantin, 1863-1938; Strasberg, Lee, 1901-1982; Theatrical producers and directors
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019085-14528